Chris Ham (1992-2010)

Chris Ham, HSMC (1992-2010)I arrived at HSMC in 1992 and still have my chair at the University. I was Director of HSMC from 1993-2000 and was then seconded to DH where I was Director of the Strategy Unit working with Alan Milburn and John Reid until 2004.

I returned to the University at the end of my secondment and was appointed as Chief Executive of the King's Fund in 2010. My memories of HSMC, centre on the expansion of our teaching and research activities throughout this period, the setting up of the Health Economics Facility with colleagues in the Medical School, and our success in winning the contract to run the NHS Management Training Scheme. I also remember our summer barbecues on the terrace of Park House when we celebrated our achievements with colleagues, families and friends.